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John Irving

Dátum narodenia: 2. marec 1942
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John Irving je americký spisovateľ a držiteľ Oscara za scenár k filmu Pravidlá muštárne, nakrúteného podľa rovnomennej knihy.


„Ľudská pamäť je príšera; človek zabúda - pamäť nikdy. Všetky spomienky ukladá. Niektoré veci pre nás odkladá, iné pred nami ukrýva - po čase ich vyvoláva do nášho vedomia úplne podľa vlastnej vôle. Človek si myslí, že má pamäť, ale ona má jeho!“

„When someone you love dies, and you're not expecting it, you don't lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time—the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes—when there's a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she's gone, forever—there comes another day, and another specifically missing part.“ A Prayer for Owen Meany


„If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.“ A Prayer for Owen Meany

„You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.“ The Hotel New Hampshire

„Your memory is a monster; you forget—it doesn't. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you—and summons them to your recall with will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!“ A Prayer for Owen Meany

„What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us wind up in parentheses.“ The Cider House Rules

„They were involved in that awkward procedure of getting to unknow each other.“ The World According to Garp

„My life is a reading list.“ A Prayer for Owen Meany


„Keep passing the open windows.“ The Hotel New Hampshire

„We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them.“ Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

„It is hard work and great art to make life not so serious.“ The Hotel New Hampshire

„In this dirty minded world, you are either someone's wife or someone's whore. And if you're not either people think there is something wrong with you.... but there is nothing wrong with me“ The World According to Garp


„Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.“ The Cider House Rules

„Never confuse faith, or belief—of any kind—with something even remotely intellectual.“ A Prayer for Owen Meany

„The only way you get Americans to notice anything is to tax them or draft them or kill them.“ A Prayer for Owen Meany

„People only ask questions when they're ready to hear the answers.“ The Cider House Rules

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